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Pastis

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French, Seafood, Grill, Bistro
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Shop 12, High Constantia Centre, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, South Africa
27217948334
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Casual, relaxed and close to Groot Constantia

There's a "formal" dining room which is okay and very basic (French style) bar which we love. There's also plenty of space outside - so on a warm day/evening it's a lovely place to be. The food is cosmopolitan (and get onto their mailing list so you hear about their specials). Prices are fair... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Chris B B
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Cape Town, South Africa
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There's a "formal" dining room which is okay and very basic (French style) bar which we love. There's also plenty of space outside - so on a warm day/evening it's a lovely place to be. The food is cosmopolitan (and get onto their mailing list so you hear about their specials). Prices are fair and service normally very good. Good... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The cracking fire, warm cosy atmosphere and good food reasonably priced, was marred by very indifferent and shoddy service. The haughty, dour, waitress had clearly been taught the menu. But very little else. She was out of her depth serving a table of seven. She did not take orders, bring finger bowls, clear plates, did not take correct orders or... More 

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Cape Town
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Fantastic location, boring food, nothing special happening here.They will have to up their game a few notches-we are spoilt for choice in Constantia and this place just does'nt have the food to entice us back.

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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Tucked away into a country lane, on the side road to Groot Constantia, lies a little corner of France – complete with a fountain, manicured shrubs, lavender and shady awnings. No, you have not just arrived in Provence; but you can almost feel its unmistakable flavour. Breakfasts, light lunches and dinners are all served in this Provencal-type Bistro. In the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I frequently visit this restaurant as it has a great location, log fire and good atmosphere. However, on my two most recent trips the service has been less than poor, with zero follow up by management. The first occasion I let pass but on the second visit was even worse. The waiter completely messed up the order despite giving clear... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Dear Reader Had two dreadful experiences in succession at Pastis which I have frequented for seven years, but lately over the past year or so the place has been in a state of decline . Ordered breakfast the first occasion and it was awful, eggs benedict with eggs sloped all over the plate and a minuscule portion that would have... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

recommended...friendly Staff great surroundings, been there often for music gigs, nice range of drinks and wine

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have not been there for a while, remembering a not so positive experience last time. When we arrive no maitre d appeared until a few minutes had past, and then we were seated. The menu had change since we had been there and they were offering a lot of Constantia wines, so refreshing to see this, and I would... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I hosted a Saturday lunch for a party of 9. The menu met with everyone's admiration. Service was outstanding. We had opted to sit outside in the winter sun. Heaters were switched on and cold guests were provided with blankets. The selection of beers and wines was incredible, the food was excellent and the service could not have been bettered... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food by Chef Shaune. Service by a witron whose cell phone kept ringing in his pocket was very disturbing. Will got back for Shaune's excellent food and his conversation when coming around to the tables.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 12, High Constantia Centre, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: 27217948334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Grill, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?